Catalyzing Circular Materials with DyStar
Join this Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Spotlight Webinar to learn about DyStar Textile Dyes – the first dyes to be certified at the Gold level in Material Health – that are key building blocks for circular apparel and textiles.
Tuesday June 27th
7:30am PT / 10:30am ET/ 3:30pm GMT
DyStar is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider. Hear from Dr. John Easton, Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, who will provide technical information about the dyes, and share DyStar's bold vision for transforming the textile industry. Get inspired by the company's long-term strategy to continuously innovate, with the goal of mitigating the adverse environmental, social, and economic impacts.
Dr. John Easton
Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, DyStar
John Easton was born in Oldham, UK and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before gaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. He started his career with ICI Organics Division in Manchester, UK in 1978 in Dyeing Research and after a series of technical positions he took up the new role of Safety, Health & Environment Adviser within Technical Marketing in 1991. He subsequently filled this role for Zeneca Specialties and BASF. On joining DyStar in 2000 he worked in the Product Safety and Ecology Dept and is now Global Brand & Retail Sustainability Advisor for DyStar.
Dr Easton was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) in 2003 for his services to the industry in the field of ecology and environment and the Gold Medal in 2010 for outstanding service to education and the Society. He is a Fellow of the SDC and is currently Chair of the SDC Publications Committee. In 2015 he was awarded Honorary Membership of the SDC. Dr Easton has been a Visiting Lecturer in Textiles and the Environment at the University of Manchester and contributed the chapter “Key Sustainability Issues in Textile Dyeing” to the book “Sustainable Textiles” published by Woodhead in 2009. Dr Easton has conducted Ecology Training Seminars in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka as well as for leading retailers such ad Marks & Spencer and Ikea.